Seven of the top spots in this year’s creative writing competition sponsored by the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) went to students from the St. Augustine Primary School.
This year’s competition was themed “An Experience to Remember.” For the first time the activity was opened to adults.
The essays covered a range of memories including swimming with dolphins, fleeing a volcanic eruption, dealing with the death of a girlfriend and making a life changing decision.
On Saturday afternoon, parents and well wishers gathered at the Montserrat Cultural Centre to hear the winning essays.
The winners are:
Grades 1 & 2:
Honourable Mention – Amara O’Donoghue (St. Augustine School)
Runner-Up – Alana Kassie (St. Augustine School)
Top Place – Shekinah Persaud (St. Augustine School)
Grades 3 & 4:
Honourable Mention – Dinyka Gordon (St. Augustine School)
Runner-Up – Haley-Shai Kassie & Shary Barzey (St. Augustine School)
Top Place – Ramiah White (Brades Primary School)
Grade 5 & 6:
Honourable Mention – Mauricia Barzey (Lookout Primary School)
Runner-Up – Jermahri Meade & Keturah Daley (St. Augustine School)
Top Place – Rajni Tolan (St. Augustine School)
Forms 1, 2 & 3 (Montserrat Secondary School):
Honourable Mention – Janae Bruce
Runner-Up – Nikiesha Scotland
Top Place – Shenika Jarvis
Forms 4 & 5:
Honourable Mention – Lanicia Robertson
Runner-Up – Jave Brown
Winner – Claribel Figueroa
Montserrat Community College:
Honourable Mention – Daniel Edgecombe
Runner-Up – Allen Mullings & Gatrick Joseph
Winner – Carlisle Vyphuis Jr.
Honourable Mention – Hyacinth Bramble-Browne
Runner-Up – Herman Francis & Juliana Meade
Winner – Jeanelda Howson